“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—for your love is more delightful than wine.” (Song of Songs 1:2)
There is a big difference between kissing someone and being kissed by them. One expresses my desire for intimacy and affection, and the other expresses the desire and delight of the One who loves me. It feels really good to be desired, doesn’t it? It does something beautiful in us. That’s why I’m so glad that this line of poetry from the Scriptures is worded the way it is: “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth.” For in this Divine Romance, he is the active one, not me. He is the initiator; I am the recipient. He is the pursuer; I am the pursued. He is the lover; I am the beloved. All I can do is open myself up to his passion and his embrace, which requires a beautiful vulnerability.
So, kiss me with the kisses of your mouth, O Lord, and give me the courage and the passion to receive them.